Dr. Jonathan Chin grew up in nearby Lafayette, California, and graduated from Acalanes High School in 1991. Curious about how the other coast lives, he decided to attend Amherst College in central Massachusetts. At Amherst, he was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi academic honor societies and graduated summa cum laude in chemistry and mathematics in 1995. Dr. Chin attended medical school at the Division of Health Sciences and Technology, a joint program between Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Concurrent with his medical school curriculum, Dr. Chin spent several years studying the immunology of multiple sclerosis. After medical school, Dr. Chin fled the unrelenting East Coast winters and returned to California for his residency.
Dr. Chin completed two years of general surgery training and four years of urology training at UCLA. During his residency, he conducted research exploring molecular markers for prostate cancer. Dr. Chin has been practicing in the Bay Area since 2007. He has offices in Antioch, Brentwood, and Walnut Creek and provides on-call coverage at Sutter Delta Medical Center. Dr. Chin offers a full range of urologic services and care, including but not limited to the treatment of kidney stones, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), urologic malignancies (such as prostate, bladder, kidney, and testicular cancer), urinary incontinence/overactive bladder, erectile dysfunction, and recurrent urinary tract infections. Dr. Chin performs laser prostate surgery and vasectomies. Each year technological and pharmaceutical advances bring exciting new treatment options, and many alternatives to invasive surgery have become available.
Dr. Chin works hard to stay up-to-date with these changes to offer the best care to his patients. Examples include: Urolift® - a minimally invasive procedure for benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)“No-scalpel” vasectomies Urgent PC® percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation for overactive bladder/urge incontinence Bladder Botox® for overactive bladder/urge incontinence Spanner® urethral stents for urinary retention Testopel® subcutaneous implants for low testosterone and Minimally invasive kidney stone surgery: shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL), ureteroscopy, percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) Laparoscopic kidney surgery, and Laser prostate surgery.
Dr. Chin was one of the first adopters of the Urolift® procedure in the region and has been performing the procedure since 2015. Urolift® is one of the most exciting minimally invasive treatment options for BPH. Urolift® offers outstanding symptom relief with 100% preservation of sexual function.